The IC Network’s mission is broad. We provide outstanding educational content and support for patients who are often isolated and home bound. We support and encourage the development of new therapies through the IC research and clinical trial movement. We strive to be of service to clinicians who treatment of interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain.
Our success is due, in great part, to the IC researchers and clinicians who answer our questions, provide insight, feedback and review of our materials.
Jay Burstein MD
Dr. Burstein has been a strong advocate for the ICN since our founding. He is a Board Certified Urologist specializing in prostate disorders, prostate cancer and bladder control problems (incontinence, interstitial cystitis, and painful voiding syndromes). He currently runs a thriving urology practice at the Dekalb Clinic where he serves as a lifeline for patients in the midwest. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, is a member of the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU) and the AUA.
Robert Evans MD
Robert J. Evans, MD, is associate professor of urology at Wake Forest University where he specializes in the treatment of pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. He has had a long valued career as a clinician and researcher and is one of the most popular IC educators in the world, often found teaching courses on IC and chronic pelvic pain at the American Urology Association Annual Meeting. Known for both his compassion and expertise as a clinician, he is board certified and a fellow in the American College of Surgeon. Dr. Evans has served on the Board of Directors of the ICA as well as their Medical Advisory Board.
Robert Moldwin MD
Robert M. Moldwin, MD, FACS is the Director of the Pelvic Pain Center at The Arthur Smith Institute for Urology. In the Summer of 2014, Dr. Moldwin was selected as co-chair of the NIH funded Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP Research Network). Dr. Moldwin frequently serves as a principal investigator In IC studies and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. He is the author of the The Interstitial Cystitis Survival Guide: Your Guide to the Latest Treatment Options and Coping Strategies, the first physician-written book exclusively related to IC. Dr. Moldwin has been featured on CNN, CBS News, Woman’s Day, Newsday, Oxygen, Men’s Health, Self Magazine, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, and Ladies Home Journal.
Ken Peters MD
Kenneth M Peters, MD is the Chairman of the Department of Urology at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Peters specializes in the treatment of voiding dysfunction and female urology. He is an NIH-funded researcher and has performed innovative studies on neuromodulation to treat voiding dysfunction, lumbar to sacral nerve re-routing to restore voiding in spina bifida patients, and adult human stem cell injection for stress urinary incontinence. Dr. Peters serves on the Research Council of the American Urological Association, the North Central Section of the AUA, the Society for Urodynamics & Female Urology, the Michigan Urological Society and the International Continence Society.
Grannum Sant MD
Grannum Sant is the veritable grandfather of the IC movement. A federally funded IC researcher, he conducted a wide variety of research studies on IC and was a pivotal player in the international IC community. Dr. Sant is also the author of the first formal text book written on IC in 1998 published by Lippincott Raven. He retired from clinical practice more than ten years ago when he joined the Genzyme Corporation, most recently serving as the Vice President of US Medical Affairs. Now retired, he is now supporting, yet again, the IC community. We are delighted to have his support, feedback and guidance.